There’s nothing worse than perfectly applying your concealer (and the rest of your makeup) only to find that is has shifted, creased and done a disappearing act in mere minutes.
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Don’t use eye cream before applying concealer.
According to makeup artist Trish McEvoy, when it comes to prepping your skin for makeup, use an eye serum instead of an eye cream. “Serums are lighter in weight and contain more concentrated ingredients,” she says.
Always prime the area.
Vanessa Eckels, Hourglass national artistry trainer, says to always start with primer, like Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($54), to help fill in fine lines around your eyes. “This will help to ensure that the concealer is applied more smoothly and lasts longer.”
Pick a lightweight formulation.
Dana Rae of Able Cosmetics says thinner concealers tend to crease less than thicker ones. We like Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift ($39) and Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen ($39).
Apply your concealer the right way.
To make the most of your makeup and get your concealer to “stick,” McEvoy suggests applying it in an upside down triangle under your eye, starting right at the bottom lash line with the tip of the triangle going just above the nostril. “Press the product into your skin using a sponge or your finger to remove excess moisture.” To prevent your makeup from creasing, she says to always use a translucent or yellow-based powder over your triangle to set your brightener or concealer.
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